Bike rodeo at State Farm July 13

Local children will have the chance to become safer cyclists through a bike safety rodeo presented by Beth Lambert State Farm Insurance Agency.

The rodeo will take place on July 13 at Lambert’s agency, 1344 Main St.

The event will start with a tricycle rodeo from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For those on two wheels, the rodeo will begin after the Sportsman’s Holiday Parade and run until 3 p.m. participants should bring their bicycles (no training wheels) and bike helmets if available.

“Unfortunately, children are injured in bicycle accidents every year,” Lambert said. “That’s why State Farm developed the bicycle safety rodeo. We hope programs like these will help save lives and prevent injuries by encouraging kids to ride safely and wear helmets.”

State Farm’s Good Neigh Bear will help children through various stations of the rodeo. Participants learn bicycle safety techniques such as balance and steering coordination, braking and speed control and the importance of proper bicycle equipment.

Upon completion of all stations, the children will receive their own bicycle safety identification cards. Coloring books and bicycle safety information will also be available.